By Rand Paul
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Jazz is a musical tradition and style of music that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States from a confluence of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th century American popular music. Its West African pedigree is evident in its use of blue notes, improvisation, polyrhythms, syncopation, and the swung note. - Source: Wikipedia
Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is ready, if invited, to sit down at the drums next month when she will be honored for her "jazz diplomacy" at a gala concert at the Kennedy Center.
Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are in Cuba for the second time in a year, this time to distribute a planeload of instruments to promising young musicians at four Havana schools.
The concept is ridiculous: a "genderless" baby.
Toronto couple Kathy Witterick and David Stocker are raising - for the time being - their youngest child 'genderless' ("Toronto couple leave their baby's gender a mystery," Culture, May 30). They may as well hack off this child's hands and feet, for that is the kind of disability with which they are saddling this baby.
Ridiculous or ultra-enlightened? A Toronto couple's decision to keep the gender of their 4-month-old baby a secret has touched off a sometimes nasty debate over how far parents should go in protecting young ones from society's boy-girl biases.
An agitated Karl Malone says the Jerry Sloan he knows would never quit anything and suggested his longtime Utah Jazz coach just grew tired of garbage that came with the job and certain players.